Watch: Your Friend Gordo is Back in First Trailer for 'The Gift' Thriller
"It's not over…" No, it has only just begun. STX has debuted the first trailer for The Gift, the new "chilling psychological thriller" from Blumhouse that was first teased earlier this week with mysterious and eerily personal shipments to many movie bloggers. The Gift is the directing debut of Joel Edgerton, who also wrote the script and stars in the film as Gordo, a creepy old high school friend who shows up suddenly when a couple moves back to town. Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall play the nice couple caught up in all the craziness, as you'll soon see there's much more going on with Gordo than he's letting on. There is enough creepiness established with the story and setup, that I can't say much more to creep you out further. Enjoy.
Here's the first official trailer for Joel Edgerton's The Gift, direct from STX's YouTube:
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones? The Gift is the feature directorial debut of actor Joel Edgerton, produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse. STX Entertainment will release The Gift in theaters starting July 31st this summer. Creepy?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Well, yeah, it is creepy, but somehow already seen... Which doesn't mean it looks totally bad ...
shiboleth on Apr 1, 2015
I'm liking what I'm seeing from Jason Bateman in this, looks like a pretty big departure from his usual shtick. I'm interested in the mystery of it. May check it out.
NathanDewey on Apr 1, 2015
"Young married couple"? Bateman is closer to 50.
DAVIDPD on Apr 1, 2015
Looks definitely well made, but it's true that the mystery is the selling point... not that I want it given away in the trailer, but it's 50/50 whether this is more than just another run of the mill home invasion-type of stuff movie.
Terry Craig on Apr 2, 2015
did anyone else remember seeing this exact movie on tv a few years ago? I think on Lifetime?
heather on Aug 6, 2015
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